Buying a Troopy? Need advice? Put your Q & A's in here!

rjp765
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Re: Info on new dual cab - towing

Unread post by rjp765 » September 30th, 2013, 6:31 pm

Thanks for the info Ben.
I need to rationalise the BT-50 and the NPR300 with something that can do both jobs (tow the gooseneck/horse float but also be used around town as needed). I also need four doors.
I was looking at an F250 too, but they're too big to use as a daily if needed where I drive, so I'm left with the 79.
Looks like the economy is line ball with the NPR300 (we get about 20 liters per hundred towing with it too). So that's good.
And if it tows as well as you say, then all the better too.
cheers and thanks

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Re: Info on new dual cab - towing

Unread post by bennyboy » September 30th, 2013, 9:48 pm

No worries Russel, I also have two npr300 work trucks no turbo models and not really a comparison even though they are great trucks ! I would be confidant you will be happy with the towing and more happy with every other area!
Cheers Ben

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79 series leg room??

Unread post by stinto » July 22nd, 2014, 10:32 pm

hey guys, currently looking at upgrading my 105 series to a vdj79r i took one for a drive but there's not enough leg room for it to be comfortable for me to drive, has anyone fitted aftermarket seats or remounted the factory seats further back? and if so how did you go about doing it? did you bother getting it engineered? was it much of a hassle? post photos up if you have any, cheers in advance for any feedback
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Re: 79 series leg room??

Unread post by stretch4x4 » July 23rd, 2014, 6:11 pm

Was it a new dash one or and old dash? For memory it was about 09 they changed..
Just curious as I have a HDJ79 and when I was in a new dash VDJ79 it felt very small and I didn't really figure out why..
I am 6'5 and find mine pretty good..
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Re: 79 series leg room??

Unread post by stinto » July 23rd, 2014, 9:17 pm

it was a 07 which was the older style metal dash, 2010 onwards in the newer style plastic dash, i cracked the shits at work pretty early today so i ended knocking off and ended up buying myself a 2011 vdj79r workmate with 16k km's on the clock, leg room felt a bit better than the older dash, even with my work boots on, should take a week or 2 to get used to then i probably won't notice it, will still be putting in aftermerket seats (2 single seats) with a centre console rather than have the 3/4 bench, i also felt like the drivers seat was made to fit a skinnier/smaller person as my shoulder blades were only touching the edge of either side of the seat,
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Re: 79 series leg room??

Unread post by stretch4x4 » July 23rd, 2014, 10:15 pm

Haha good job. Hopefully that works out then
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Re: Info on new dual cab - towing

Unread post by rjp765 » July 27th, 2014, 10:01 pm

Ended up getting the 79 dual cab back in January.
It's up to 12,000 klms and is freeing up nicely.
We're getting about 16 - 18 lt/100 klm pulling either the gooseneck (3.5t) or the horsefloat (1.5 to 2.5t).
It's also getting 11 - 12 to and from work (50% highway, 50% city traffic).
Traveled from Wagga Wagga to Yass today with the horsefloat and only had to go back to 4th twice. Don't generally go over 100 k/hr as 100 ish seems to be the sweet spot and 110 sounds like it's under duress.

PaulieB
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Troopy Newbie Questions

Unread post by PaulieB » August 10th, 2014, 5:39 pm

G'day everyone,

First post so be gentle.

im in the market for a 2nd hand Troopy and I know I should avoid the mine vehicles etc. im a keen fisho so like the practicality of the old troopies.

Im also looking at the older models as im not sure the wife will let me spend more than 30K

so I was hoping to get a list of the best engine / year models most would consider - both turbo and non turbo diesel.

any advice / article links / stuff to watch out for is appreciated.

cheers everyone

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Re: Buying a used Troopy? Need advice? Put your Q & A's in h

Unread post by masterA » August 13th, 2014, 2:18 pm

Hi PaulieB

I know it's out of your budget but if anyone is looking to purchase a well maintained and well equipped troopy....

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/munster/ ... 1054085130

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Re: Buying a used Troopy? Need advice? Put your Q & A's in h

Unread post by RaptorWA » December 4th, 2014, 2:06 am

MasterA, Very nice ride mate.Would you consider selling the suspension separately ? If so, PM me to discuss, I have a 2011 76 series Wagon that needs an upgrade.

Cheers

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Re: Buying a Troopy? Need advice? Put your Q & A's in here!

Unread post by masterA » December 11th, 2014, 5:23 pm

Hi RaptoWA
Just saw your post
Sent you a PM :)

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Re: Buying a Troopy? Need advice? Put your Q & A's in here!

Unread post by BurgherBoy » January 15th, 2015, 8:03 pm

I have 20k to spend what troopy is out there in or near Sydney?

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Re: Buying a Troopy? Need advice? Put your Q & A's in here!

Unread post by BennyG367 » April 22nd, 2015, 10:34 pm

Hey troopy gurus, I'm looking at getting a 1991 1hz troopy, currently at 460000kms on the clock with 180000 kms on a reconditioned engine. It's had a lot of work done to it and they're chasing 5k. So my question is, will I be looking at a new gearbox soon (apparently no issues with the current one)? And how does a reconditioned engine with these kms feel about a turbo? Cheers!

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Re: Buying a Troopy? Need advice? Put your Q & A's in here!

Unread post by troopynewby » June 11th, 2015, 1:33 pm

Ladies & Gents,
Looking at getting a troopy. I was wondering if anyone knows of a Business in QLD that can fit an aux side door behind the passenger front door. The only place i know of that does this work is Mining vehicles Australia in singleton.
Cheers

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Re: Buying a Troopy? Need advice? Put your Q & A's in here!

Unread post by nilla60 » June 11th, 2015, 8:50 pm

Somewhere like Creative Conversions (who normally do ute conversions) would be worth asking. Even if they don't do it, they are likely to know who does.

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